Volkswagen: What’s new for 2017

Volkswagen's been in damage control since the revelation in late 2015 of its diesel emissions cheating, and that's meant we've seen little in the way of new products from the brand. That will start to change come the 2018 model year with new additions like the Atlas as well as an...

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New F1 Experiences package lets you tour the track, pit lane

Ahead of the 2017 Formula One World Championship season opener in Melbourne, Australia this weekend, F1's new owner Liberty Media has announced the first of its strategies aimed at improving the spectacle of the sport. F1 is launching its own ticketing and travel packages through which fans...

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Polestar’s future will be electrified, and it’s nearly here

If you want what is about to become a retro Polestar without a hybrid powertrain, or electric-only powertrain, you better buy the new 2017 S60 or V60 Polestar, quick. Henrik Fries, vice president of product strategy and R&D for Volvo's Polestar division told Motor Authority on Monday at a media...

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2018 Subaru Ascent spy shots

When it was dropped at the end of the 2014 model year, Subaru's Tribeca was both the oldest and least popular model in the automaker's lineup. But given the strong demand for reasonably priced SUVs with third-row seats, it was only a matter of time until a replacement was launched. That...

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Nissan: What’s new for 2017

Nissan is busy for the 2017 model year. While the Japanese brand has no entirely new models in its lineup, it has some news on the performance front, some midcycle updates for its larger SUVs, and it is adding a new small crossover SUV. That small SUV is the Rogue Sport in the U.S. It's not new...

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Edd China leaving ‘Wheeler Dealers’ over creative differences

Top tip: Edd China, the handyman-host of TV's "Wheeler Dealers" is stepping down to pursue other interests, he announced this week. It's the latest in a series of changes Discovery Channel's Velocity network has made to the show since taking control of it a few years ago—and it's by far the...

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Fiery Beast of Turin makes 150-mile road trip after 100 years

What is "The Beast of Turin"? We're glad you asked. That title was colloquially bestowed upon the 1911 Fiat S76, which was brought into this world to do one thing: break a land-speed record. The 1909 Blitzen Benz held the record at the time, but Fiat was keen on trouncing the...

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